ORGANIZATION’S YOUNG PROFESSIONALS GROUP TO AWARD $5,000 TO HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR
WHO EXEMPLIFIES OUTSTANDING SPORTSMANSHIP
NOMINATION PACKET NOW AVAILABLE
ST. LOUIS – March 19, 2013 – The St. Louis Sports Commission is accepting nominations for its annual Sportsmanship Scholarship. Unique to the region, the $5,000 scholarship is awarded to a graduating high school student from the St. Louis metro area who demonstrates outstanding sportsmanship in athletic competition. Administered by the Sports Commission Associates – the Sports Commission’s young professionals group – the scholarship is part of the organization’s ongoing Sportsmanship Initiative and efforts to promote sportsmanship in the community.
The Sportsmanship Scholarship nomination packet can be obtained online at www.stlsportsmanship.org or by calling 314-345-5130. Nominations must be received by June 14, 2013. The recipient will be selected by July 31.
Scholarship candidates should be nominated for embodying the ideals and values of sportsmanship: honesty, integrity, civility, selflessness, kindness, compassion and class. While off-field activities and community service are applauded, candidates will be evaluated primarily for their approach and character in competition. Athletic performance (wins and other statistics) is not a factor. Those connected to athletic teams, such as student managers, also are eligible for the scholarship should their leadership and behavior represent an extraordinary standard and model for all in sports to follow. Greatest consideration will be given to nominees who demonstrate a track record of sportsmanship and respect directed at opponents, officials and the spirit of the game.
The Sports Commission Associates created the Sportsmanship Scholarship in 2009. The Associates raise funds for the scholarship and select the recipient. In four years, they have awarded $20,000 to nine deserving area students. Their bios can be viewed by clicking here.
The Sports Commission Associates will host their fourth annual Trivia Night on Aug. 24 at Temple Israel in Creve Coeur to raise funds for the Sportsmanship Scholarship. To participate, call 314-345-5101.